Had my second hair transplant (3000 grafts, same doc) noticed this morning when I took some pictures with flash on that the right side of my donor has some significant bruising (looks to be localised around where I assume the local anesthesia was administered)
Should I be worried, it only seems to be very present on the right side (a side that slept on 3rd day post op/yesterday and pretty much nothing on my left side.)
Any advise would be greatly appareciated. Is this something I should contact my surgeon about.
Wondering if anyone has been on blood thinners (anticoagulants) post-op, and whether it’s had any negative effect on the growth of their transplanted hair?
I know cessation of blood thinners is necessary pre-op and during the surgery itself, but wondering whether resuming their use soon after the surgery is something anyone has had experience with or can comment on?
Ok s I got a HT about 3 years ago. Post op I was very careful and didn't do anything to risk the results. About 6 months to a year and a half my results we're great! Now 3 years later I notice a lot of the transplanted hair thinning and I'm wondering if it maybe it's because of certain things that can harm your HT.
So I want to know some of the things that can negatively effect a HT post op. Smoking, drinking coffee or alcohol, excessive sweating, eating certain foods, too much sun? What are some things to avoid to maintain HT, and maybe what are some things that can help?
I have attached 3 pictures of my donor area. I am 2 months post-op. It still looks pretty mean. It's red and wide. I just wanted to post this to see if anything looks out of norm for being 2 months post-op.
I'm two years out from my hairline lowering procedure with Dr. Radha. I received approximately 1957 grafts to the hairline over an area of 40 sq cm for a density of 49%. Are these pictures consistent with those figures? Thanks for your opinions.
A common postoperative concern that my patients express is, "when can I safely shampoo my hair?" Our patients always return to our office the morning following their procedure. During this visit, we remove the protective bandage and perform the first hairwash. It also allows for any fine adjustment of follicle placement.
The answer to "when" often depends on the characteristics of the follicles during graft placement (i.e. if the grafts are "slippery" or if the placement of a neighboring graft alters the depth of a nearby graft). Perhaps one of the most important characteristics is follicle root depth.
The mean depth of a scalp hair follicle is 4.16mm. Our patients are generally able to gently wash their own scalp (including the grafts) on postoperative day 3 or 4. When we note particularly long grafts (as seen below), patients may safely perform a gentle shampoo slightly earlier (days 2 or 3).
It is important to realize that these determinations are made by the physician performing the surgery as they are based on intraoperative findings. Fortunately, I believe all of the recommended physicians on this network are involved in all three phases of the procedure (pre-op, intra-op, and post-op). So, be sure to get your advice from them after the procedure.
This patient had grafts over 5mm in depth. His pattern is seen day one postoperatively. He was able to perform a gentle hairwash on day 3 as a result of his hair characteristics.
Hi everyone, I just had a 2000 grafts FUE procedure in my hairline 9 days ago and I haven't found a concrete response regarding coughing/sneezing and it's effect on recently transplanted grafts, I hope someone could help me.
Starting from day 7 post-op I got the initial symptoms of a flu, including constant coughs like every 5 minutes. I didn't do much as I thought it was something mild, yet the coughs have worsened and I'm experiencing very INTENSE and frequent ones as of today (you know, those ones that make your face and eyes turn red, even my head hurt).
I started taking some over-the-counter medication while I make an appointment with the Dr, but I'm paranoid about the situation and the degree of damage I could be making to my recently transplanted grafts.
Do you think I stressed much the receptor area and risked the grafts with so much and constant coughing?
I'm about 3 weeks post-op. Pre-op, I had a decent hairline that I had reinforced and slightly lowered at the temples. In the interest of going unnoticed, I've been brushing my native hair down over the transplanted grafts to cover them up. However, I really want to style my hair "up" in front as I did before the procedure. But when I do, the transplanted grafts are pretty obvious, as my hairline, near the widow's peak looks noticeably thicker than it did pre-op. Also, since my native hair is long and lighter while the grafts are quite short and darker, this makes it look all the more obvious that I had work done. Photo attached.
While many on this forum worry about their grafts falling out, I'm actually wondering when they will! That way, I can go back to my previous hairstyle and let the transplanted hair grow in gradually, and therefore less noticeably. I was under the impression the grafts would have fallen out by this point (many of them have, many (most?) have not) so I'm just wondering: what's the hold up? Anyone here have advice on how I might get around this issue? The way it looks now has me slightly paranoid it will have an "unnatural" appearance once it's all grown in, but I'm trying to be patient, and still believe I had a very good procedure.
Also, there is a spot on the back/top/left of my scalp where I have still complete loss of feeling above the incision...how common is this?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!